Find things to do and enjoy events like Open Mike Night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Friday at Las Animas Grill where local and traveling musicians jam and perform. Other venues for music include Brix, Gino’s, Tees Me Treat Me and Moose’s Social Club and Martini Bar. For music under the warm summer sky, check out the Heart of Trinidad B & B and visit Ike’s Music (formerly the Columbia Hotel) where you will find vinyl, ukuleles, string instruments, lessons, recording services and live sound while gazing at one of the most ornate ceilings in the city.
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Start your holiday shopping early and be entered a drawing to win one of three prizes! Drawing is at 1 p.m., but you need not be present to win.Find out more »
Join Santa’s Elves, friends, neighbors, families and local businesses to kick-off the holiday season at downtown Trinidad’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Grab some warm drinks, listen to holiday carols and…Find out more »
Watch the annual holiday parade and for extra fun, wear your lighted best and be entered in the Colorfest contest! 2018 marks the 20th year of this annual event.Find out more »
Includes a reading of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” followed by a showing of the live action Grinch movie, photos with the Grinch, a candy cane hunt and hot cocoa.Find out more »
BEHIND THE SCENES
MEET RODNEY WOOD
Eclectic Fine Artist, ArtoCade & Art Cartopia Director, Ubiquitous Art Guy of Many Hats
Rodney Wood, recipient of the “2018 Governor’s Leadership Award—Arts and Community Action,” is one of Trinidad’s most extraordinary local and fine artists. On a tour of the country in search of outsider visionary artists, weird museums, abandoned architecture and roadside attractions, Wood discovered an art car parade that left an indelible imprint on his creative senses. When asked to pitch a signature event, he thought, “This is my chance.” And from this sprung Trinidad’s annual ArtoCade, the second largest art car event in the nation. Described as wacky and family-friendly, wildly creative and completely fun, Trinidad’s ArtoCade festival, a parade (and party) of artfully decorated vehicles has received the Governor’s Award for best Small Town Festival and has given birth to its side-kick Art Cartopia Museum.